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Associate Researcher 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $108,400-$136,900. See Table file for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: May 12, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description


Salary range: $ 108,400-136,900
A reasonable estimate for this position is $108,400-$136,900. See Table file ( for the salary range for this position.

The University of California, Irvine's School of Law is seeking an individual who has experience working in the area of Environmental Law. The professional Associate Researcher at UCI is designed for scientists or scholars who engage in independent and creative high-quality research. Applicants should therefore have a proven track record of consistent publications in this area and independent pilot funding.

The candidate will act as staff director of the UCI Law Center for Land, Environmental and Natural Resources. Among other environmental, natural resources, and land use law issues, the candidate will particularly work on strategic initiatives in environmental justice. This includes legal and interdisciplinary research, interviewing, writing, editing, student research and writing supervision, and participant coordination on a range of environmental and climate law and justice topics. The selected individual will help build law school, university, and community partnerships, as well as grant writing and developmental activities, related to environmental and climate justice. They will also help implement the Center’s broader programming, including other workshop roundtables, public speaker and conference events, and development activities.

J.D. or Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Law. At least 10 years of experience working in environmental law research is preferred. This position will be appointed at a level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.

Application Procedure: Please submit the following at:

• Curriculum Vitae,
• Cover Letter
• Research statement
•3 References (Contact information only)

More information about this recruitment:
Alejandro E. Camacho
Chancellor’s Professor of Law Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Faculty Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
University of California, Irvine 401 East Peltason Drive, Law 4500-A, Irvine, CA 92697-8000


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

J.D. or Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Law

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA